We have been notified by the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department that the “Safer at Home Order” prohibits all public and private gatherings and does not allow any exemptions for graduation gatherings of any type.
The Department of Catholic Schools has determined that “distance learning will continue through the end of the school year”. Please read the letter from Paul Escala, Superintendent of Schools.
The Department of Catholic Schools has issued an update regarding when schools will return to in-person instruction. Please read the following letter.
I pray you and your family had a peaceful Easter Sunday. Over the past few days our office has received several inquiries about the resumption of in-person instruction. On April 3rd, you received the attached letter regarding the extension of distance learning. A public announcement from the ADLA office of communications followed and was posted on the Archdiocese website. Since this letter was issued, our status has not changed – we will return to in-person instruction when public health officials determine it is safe to do so. As a result, distance learning will continue and we must prepare to maintain this through the end of the school year. It’s possible that Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties could lift Safer at Home orders at varying times; this may impact our schools differently. We are in communication with public health officials in all three counties and will continue to inform you of developments.
Given the unprecedented times we are facing, we are determined on Ending the School Year Strong. Next week, the elementary and high school leadership councils will be engaged in a discussion on the conclusion of the school year, which will focus on guidance for consideration by school communities around critical milestones on subjects like graduation, baccalaureate mass, Pre-K/K and 8th grade promotion, and campus closeout and cleaning protocols. The goal is to have draft guidance from the respective councils by May 1st.
In addition, I will be forming a joint taskforce of elementary and high school leaders to discuss how we will Start the School Year Smart. This conversation will involve pastors, principals and presidents from around the Archdiocese to discuss what a return to campus looks like. There has been much said in the media lately about how schools will return to in-person instruction in the fall and many are asking critical questions about how our schools will respond. It’s vital our community comes together to weigh the faith, social and emotional, and educational needs of our students with the health and safety requirements we will likely face in the fall. I will be reaching out to school and parish leaders to invite them to this conversation with the goal of producing a draft report by June 1st.
Thank you for continued commitment to our educational ministry in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. I’m humbled by your perseverance, passion and faith during this time of uncertainty.
Yours in Christ,
Paul M. Escala
Superintendent of Schools
Please click on the link below to view/print a PDF of a guide for celebrating Holy Week at Home.
The Archdiocese Department of Catholic Schools has sent out the following letter with an update regarding the status of On-Campus instruction.
Catholics in LA are responding to COVID-19 in many ways. If you need help or if you can help others, please read the information below.
The Department of Catholic Schools has issued an important announcement. Click on one of the links below to view/print a PDF of the full letter. As a result of the revised statewide “Safer at Home” order, remote learning will be extended through Sunday, April 19. The intent is to resume in-person instruction on Monday, April 20, but much will depend on orders from public health officials at that time.
Cheer on the CEF Racing Team at the Los Angeles Marathon! This Sunday, March 8, 2020, 7 – 8:30 am, Northeast corner of Temple St. and Grand Ave.
The Parent Bulletin for 3/4/2020 is now available. Featured Articles: First Adoration Mass & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross, Service Hours Needed, and Catholic Education Fund.
During the week of March 2nd All Saints Catholic School will be celebrating “Read Across America” with Dr. Seuss with many activities.